Information reaching us indicates that, a personnel of the Ghana Arm Forces has passed away over an accidental discharge of arm.
Below is brief description into the incident by the Brigadier General Eaggrey Quashie, Director General Public Relations of the Ghana Arm Forces.
The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) regrets to announce the death of a soldier from the 5 Infantry
Battalion, Private (Pte) Bayou Roger, as a result of a suspected accidental discharge. Pte Bayou,
was part of a platoon from Southern Command performing duties at the Base Ammunition Depot
(BAD) near Michel Camp. The sad incident occurred on Saturday, 19 August 2023 at about 0750
hours at BAD.
Preliminary investigative report indicates the soldier was seen sitting on his bed, waiting to relieve
his colleague at a duty post at 0800 hours when his rifle went off hitting him under his chin; killing
The body of the deceased soldier has since been conveyed to the 37 Military Hospital
A team from the Homicide Unit of Ghana Police (GBETSELE Police Station) is collaborating
with the Military Police to investigate the fatal incident.
GAF takes this opportunity to express its deepest condolences to the bereaved family, colleagues,
friends and loved ones of the deceased soldier.